jueves, 16 de agosto de 2012


Beloved Master,
What is the difference between the rebel and the enlightened one? Is it possible to be a real rebel without being enlightened?

Anand Rupen,
IT IS POSSIBLE TO BE A REBEL WITHOUT BEING ENLIGHTENED. It is also possible to be enlightened without being a rebel. But both will be half-hearted; something will be missing, something which is very essential. It will be almost like a corpse -- THE SOUL IS MISSING. 

A REBEL WHO IS NOT ENLIGHTENED is living in blindness, unconsciousness, darkness. He does NOT KNOW WHAT IS RIGHT AND WHAT IS NOT RIGHT -- he has NO CLARITY OF VISION. He cannot open up other people's hearts for the birth of a new humanity -- he himself is not born yet. His rebelliousness is nothing but a kind of thinking in his mind.

HE IS A REVOLUTIONARY THINKER, he is a philosopher, but HE DOES NOT KNOW EXACTLY WHAT WILL END THIS NIGHT, and how we are going to bring the dawn; how the sun will arise, how the birds will sing again and the flowers will open. But he can dream, he can think.

In the past there have been many PHILOSOPHERS WHO HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED AS REBELS, great rebels, BUT NOTHING HAS COME OUT OF THEM except some beautiful fragments of thoughts -- unconnected, unscientific, non-pragmatic, impossible to be transformed into reality.

You must have heard THE DEFINITION OF A PHILOSOPHER: a blind man, on a dark night, in an unlit house, searching for a black cat which is not there. But the trouble does not end here -- there are many who have found it! They gave descriptions of the black cat, and because nobody else has seen it, you cannot refute them either. They don't have any evidence -- but neither have you! So whatever these blind philosophers go on saying is accepted without being refuted.

It is not refuted on other accounts either -- because THE ESTABLISHMENT IS NOT WORRIED about these rebels and their rebellious thinking. They know perfectly well that their thoughts are nothing but soap bubbles; in their deep sleep, they have been chattering....

A REBEL WHO IS NOT ENLIGHTENED IS A REBEL WHO IS BLIND -- not only blind, but ALSO DRUNK -- and his rebelliousness is a kind of reaction. That is the original meaning of the word 'rebel' -- fighting against something, fighting back. He can see that something is wrong, something has to be destroyed. His life is not free, so there must be chains on his feet, handcuffs on his hands, and they must be broken; he has to free himself. But these are all assumptions. 

One thing is certain: HE KNOWS MISERY, he knows SUFFERING. He knows that THIS HUMANITY HAS BEEN REDUCED TO ALMOST THE SAME LEVEL AS ANIMALS; that his pride has been destroyed, his dignity has been completely erased. He is aware at least of what has been taken away from him. He starts fighting against it. HIS REBELLIOUSNESS IS a reaction, negative. It is FIGHTING AGAINST SOMETHING, NOT FIGHTING FOR SOMETHING.

I would like to ADD TO THE MEANING of 'REBEL' A POSITIVE SIDE too, which is not there in the dictionaries. The dictionaries are all, without exception, giving only one meaning: fighting back, fighting against. But what is the use of fighting back and fighting against, if you don't have a clear perception -- for what? IF YOU DON'T HAVE A VISION OF THE FUTURE, and a better future with more rejoicing, then THERE IS NO POINT IN UNNECESSARILY FIGHTING. But the rebel who is not enlightened will remain negative in his approach; hence he will remain half.

AND THE ENLIGHTENED MAN WHO IS NOT A REBEL is also in the same way, also half. He knows what has to be achieved, he knows the potential of man, he knows the faraway distant glories possible to humanity. But he IS NOT READY TO FIGHT AGAINST THE EXISTING SOCIETY, the existing slavery, all the obstacles and hindrances that are between the future and the present, between the old man and the new man. This kind of enlightened man has existed, and he was worshiped -- worshiped by the old people, traditional and orthodox, conventional and rooted in the ancient heritage.

THIS ENLIGHTENED MAN HAS A VISION of a better future, of a better man. BUT HE HAS NOT THE GUTS TO FIGHT FOR IT -- and to fight against the traditional, the conventional structure of society and the old mind, conditioned and rotten -- BECAUSE HE LIVES ON THEIR CHARITY, he lives on their RESPECT, HONOR AND WORSHIP. He is not courageous enough to renounce all their respectability that they are bestowing upon him; to forget being called a saint and a sage by the rotten old past. HE CANNOT JUST BE A NOBODY, condemned, perhaps crucified, but FIGHTING AGAINST WHAT IS WRONG, fighting for that which is right and will be a blessing to all.

So both have been there: the unenlightened rebel and the wise man, enlightened but not rebellious. I want you to understand it very clearly that UNLESS A MAN IS BOTH ENLIGHTENED AND REBELLIOUS SIMULTANEOUSLY, HE IS NOT WHOLE. He is incomplete, he is not entire; SOMETHING IS MISSING. He is not rich, not as rich as he could have been if there were nothing missing in him.

My conception of the enlightened man is that of a rebellious, totally rebellious man. To me REBELLIOUSNESS and ENLIGHTENMENT have become almost A SIMULTANEOUS PHENOMENON, A HARMONIOUS UNITY, an organic whole. Hence I say unto you that I am bringing into the world a New Man -- a new rebel and a new enlightened being, both together in a single person, in each individual. This synthesis has become absolutely necessary.

The past has seen a GAUTAM BUDDHA, UTTERLY ENLIGHTENED BUT NOT REBELLIOUS. That's why he was not crucified but worshiped, even by kings, emperors, learned people of his century. There was no fear in the establishment of those days that Gautam Buddha was a danger to them.

And I have talked about Bakunin, Bukharin, Camus. All these are REBELLIOUS THINKERS, BUT UNENLIGHTENED. The society has NOT CRUCIFIED them either. Society knows that their WORDS ARE IMPOTENT, that they CANNOT IGNITE A WILDFIRE in the hearts of humanity. People will read their books as entertainment. More than that is not possible as far as their writings are concerned. Hence, the society has not only tolerated them but respected them, rewarded them with great prizes.


HIS PRESENCE WILL BECOME A GREAT FEAR in all those who are immensely powerful, but know perfectly well that THEIR POWER DEPENDS ON THE EXPLOITATION OF MEN, on keeping man retarded, on destroying man's intelligence, on not allowing man to have his own individuality, his own original face.


And I can see not only one Jesus on the cross, I CAN SEE THOUSANDS OF JESUSES ON THE CROSS. But their death will be THE RESURRECTION OF A NEW HUMANITY, a new consciousness all over the world. THEIR LIFE will be a TREMENDOUS CONTRIBUTION to beautify this world, and their death will also be an even greater contribution: TO GIVE MAN BACK HIS DIGNITY, his humanity, his spirituality.


The Rebel
Ch #12: The magical door of eternity
pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

miércoles, 15 de agosto de 2012

[ZEN] Three monks decided to practice meditation...

Three monks decided to practice meditation together. They sat by the side of a lake and closed their eyes in concentration. Then, suddenly, the first one stood up and said, "I forgot my mat." He stepped miraculously onto the water in front of him and walked across the lake to their hut on the other side.

When he returned, the second monk stood up and said, "I forgot to put my other underwear to dry." He too walked calmly across the water and returned the same way.

The third monk watched the first tow carefully in what he decided must be a test of his abilities. "Is your learning so superior to mine? I can match any feat you two can perform," he declared loudly and rushed to the water's edge to walk across it. He promptly fell into the deep water.

Undeterred, the yogi climbed out of the water and tried again, only to sink into the water. Yet again he climbed out and yet again he tried, each time sinking into the water. This went on for some time as the other monks watched.

After a while, the second monk turned to the first and said, "Do you think we should tell him where the stones are?"

martes, 7 de agosto de 2012


AND VIOLENCE IS THERE. It is not only around you; it is around everybody. Man has lived very violently. He has NOT lost his inner animality. Man is still wild inside; only on the surface does he look civilized.

So violence is everywhere, THE WHOLE OF LIFE IS FULL OF VIOLENCE. And where you don't see violence, that is just a facade. If you go deep into it, you will find violence there too. Even behind the name of love, there is violence -- so what to say about other things? BUT THIS IS HOW LIFE IS!

AND YOU HAVE TO LEARN TO LIVE WITHOUT VIOLENCE IN SUCH A VIOLENT WORLD. It is difficult to live sanely in an insane world -- but that is the only life there is, and one has to find one's way to live through it. All that we can do is to never become violent against violence, because that is not going to help. Have a deep compassion. If one has to suffer, one should suffer through compassion.

AND PEOPLE WHO ARE VIOLENT ARE COMPLETELY UNAWARE; they don't know what they are doing. That's what Jesus has to say to the people; it is his last message to the world. He asks God to FORGIVE THESE PEOPLE BECAUSE THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING.

So one can pray, one can love, and one can have compassion -- but the violence is there. And you cannot change it -- because the world is so big; how can you change it? ONE HAS TO ACCEPT IT. With tears, one has to accept it.

And one can go on doing whatsoever one can do on one's own -- a little bit, whatsoever one can spread. SPREAD YOUR LOVE. The world is like a desert -- but even if you can sow a single seed and only two flowers come to it... even that is something. In this vast desert land, if two flowers or even a single flower comes up, that too is good.

So don't be too concerned about it. JUST BE CONCERNED ABOUT ONE THING: HOW YOU CAN LOVE PEOPLE WHO ARE VIOLENT and live in a world which is not sane at all. Find ways.

AND THIS IS THE WHOLE EFFORT HERE -- THROUGH MEDITATION, PRAYER, GROUPS. These are ways to seek and search for some secrets, so that you can go unscratched, uncontaminated by people's violence. But it is possible.

THE WORLD WILL REMAIN VIOLENT. You can become nonviolent. And that is all that can be done. So don't be worried about it.

The Open Secret 
Ch #10
pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

lunes, 30 de julio de 2012



Nothing has gone wrong with you -- it is just that YOU ARE NOT ACQUAINTED WITH HOW THE PATH MOVES. Many times it goes down, just to go higher than before. It passes through valleys to reach to the peaks, and each peak is just a beginning of a new pilgrimage -- because a higher peak is ahead of you. 

But to reach to the higher peak, you will have to go down again. ONCE YOU HAVE UNDERSTOOD that it is natural, all your misery, all your clouds will simply disperse.

You have been doing perfectly well. So the first thing to be remembered is: NEVER BE WORRIED WHEN DAYS OF DOWN-GOING COME; keep your eyes always on the faraway stars. Those valleys are parts of the mountains. You cannot take the valleys away and leave the mountains alone. 

Once this sinks deep into you, YOU WILL PASS THROUGH THE VALLEYS DANCING AND SINGING, knowing perfectly well that a higher peak is waiting for you. 

And there is no end to this pilgrimage. Just as every day is followed by night, EVERY HEIGHT IS FOLLOWED BY A DOWN-GOING.

One has to learn not only to rejoice in the day, but to rejoice in the night too -- it has its own beauty. THE PEAKS HAVE THEIR GLORY, THE VALLEYS HAVE THEIR RICHNESS. 

But if you become addicted to the peaks only, you have started choosing, and any consciousness that starts choosing gets into trouble. REMAIN CHOICELESS... AND WHATEVER COMES, ENJOY IT as a part of natural growth.

The night may become even darker... BUT THE DARKER THE NIGHT BECOMES, THE CLOSER IS THE DAWN. So rejoice in the darkening night, and learn to see the beauty of darkness, of the stars... because in the day, you will not find those stars. 

AND NEVER COMPARE what has been, and what should be, and what is.

WHAT IS HAS TO BE REJOICED.... You may be going away from me, but I am not going away from you. You will find me in your joyful moments, and you will find me in your sad moments. 

A LIFE WHICH KNOWS NO SADNESS, NO TEARS, REMAINS POOR. Life has to know all the varieties of experiences to be rich. The more you know different aspects of existence, and still keep yourself together and centered, the more your life will find itself becoming richer and richer every moment, every day.

Going away is just a means of coming back again. How can you come back if you don't go away? ALWAYS LOOK AT LIFE AS A DIALECTICAL PROCESS.

Here, night brings the day.
Here, death brings a new life.
Here, sadness brings a new rejoicing.
Here, emptiness brings a new fulfillment.

EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED TOGETHER... it is part of one organic whole. WE CREATE PROBLEMS BY DIVIDING THINGS. Learn the art -- not to divide, but simply to remain alert, watchful, enjoying whatsoever life provides...

You are here with me; you will be.... with me -- because MY BEING WITH YOU IS NOT A PHYSICAL AFFAIR. It is a love affair -- which knows no distances of time, no distances of space. Wherever you are, you will find me. IN WHATEVER SITUATION YOU ARE, YOU WILL FIND ME. 

Just remember one thing: ACCEPT EVERYTHING THAT LIFE GIVES TO YOU. If it gives you darkness, enjoy it -- dance under the stars in the dark night, remembering that every night is nothing but a womb for a new dawn, and every day is going to rest again in the darkness of the night.

WHEN IT IS FALL AND THE TREES BECOME NAKED, and all the foliage falls down, just watch the old leaves in the wind flying... in the forest, almost dancing. And the naked trees have a beauty of their own against the sky. But they are not going to remain naked forever. The old leaves have fallen... just to give place for new leaves, new flowers.

EXISTENCE GOES ON RENEWING ITSELF EVERY MOMENT. You should keep in tune with existence, never ask otherwise. 

THAT IS THE ROOT CAUSE OF MISERY: when it is night, you cry for the day; when it is day, you cry for the rest of the night. Then life becomes a misery, a hell. 

YOU CAN MAKE IT A PARADISE BY JUST ACCEPTING whatever is given to you with a grateful heart. Don't judge whether it is good or bad. Your gratefulness will transform everything into a beautiful experience, and will deepen your awareness, will heighten your love, will make you a beautiful flower with great fragrance.

BUT JUST LEARN THE ART OF TOTAL ACCEPTANCE. Gautam Buddha calls this the philosophy of thusness: WHATEVER IS, ACCEPT IT AS THE NATURE OF REALITY. Don't even imagine to go against it. Never go against the current; just follow the river wherever it leads.

Two tramps sat with their backs against a tree. "You know, Jim," the first tramp mused, "this business of tramping your way through life is not what it is cracked up to be -- wandering, unwanted everywhere, sneered at by your fellow man."
"Well," observed the second tramp, "if that's the way you feel about it, why don't you go and find yourself a job?"
"What?" exclaimed his friend, "and admit that I'm a failure?"

NEVER ADMIT THAT YOU ARE A FAILURE. The secret of thusness, the secret of total acceptance, is the secret of absolute success; you cannot fail. THERE IS NO POWER ANYWHERE THAT CAN MAKE YOU A FAILURE. Because even in failure, you will be dancing and rejoicing. 

TRANSFORM EVERY OPPORTUNITY into something creative and beautiful.

I don't want you to get the illusory idea of remaining permanently in the same state of mind; that is possible only if you are dead. IF YOU ARE ALIVE, CLIMATES WILL CHANGE, SEASONS WILL CHANGE; and you have to learn through winters, through summers, through rains. And you have to pass through all these seasons with a dance in your heart, KNOWING PERFECTLY WELL THAT EXISTENCE IS NEVER AGAINST YOU. 

So whatever it gives... it may be bitter, but it is a medicine. It may not taste sweet to you in the beginning... but finally you will find it has given you something which just one state of mind could not have given to you.

SO WHATEVER IS HAPPENING IS GOOD... TAKE IT EASY. This will not stay, this will also change -- but don't make any effort to change it. Leave it up to existence. This is what I call trust. Existence is wiser than you, and will provide you with all the opportunities needed for your growth.

The New Dawn.
Ch #2: Sanity is just boring
am in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

viernes, 27 de julio de 2012


IF YOU KNOW, THERE IS NO NEED TO BE HERE. If you don't know, then please never ask questions from your knowledge, from your so-called knowledge. 


And I am not saying that you don't know. If you know, it is very good; but I AM NOT INTERESTED IN "KNOWERS." You can go and teach the masses and help the poor people. It is because of you and people like you that they are still poor. And it is because of you and people like you, that they are still living in hell. And they will live in hell unless leaders like you stop serving them. Unless do-gooders like you stop doing good, they will remain in their misery.

But my interest is only in those people who have come to know that they don't know, that they are ignorant. In India it is very difficult. Knowledge has become part of the Indian blood. For centuries they have been like parrots, repeating SHASTRAS, scriptures -- memorizing -- not knowing anything, but feeling very egoistic that they know. 

Whenever such a person comes here, I am simply surprised why he should come here. Out of all the places, this place is not for you, people like you -- not at all. COME HERE ONLY IF YOU CAN THROW YOUR KNOWLEDGE OUTSIDE THE GATE. Where you leave your shoes, leave your knowledge too, your head too. Only then can you understand what is happening here. If it is not possible for you, there is no need to come.

And I am not interested in the masses -- because IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THE MASSES, YOU HAVE TO BE MANIPULATED BY THE MASSES. I am not in any way a mass man, because I am very individual. I have my own way, my own life, my own style, and I don't allow anybody to interfere with it. If you want to become a man of the masses, the whole mass interferes with you. They teach you how you should sit and how you should stand, and what you should say and what you should not say, and what you should eat and what you should not eat, and when you should go to bed and when you should get up. They teach you everything. 

This is very ironical that the people who think they are leaders of the masses and gurus of the masses, in fact, are the slaves of the masses. The masses teach them how to be. They don't have any freedom. And the masses go on looking from everywhere: "ARE YOU REALLY FOLLOWING WHAT THE MASS WANTS TO BE FOLLOWED? Are you really following the idea of the mass, what a saint should be like?" Or if you are not following, then you become a fallen saint; then you are a sinner.

I DON'T ALLOW ANYBODY TO DICTATE MY LIFE. I don't allow anybody's life to be dictated by me. That's why I don't give any discipline to my people. I simply confer freedom on them and a responsibility to be free. NEVER INTERFERE WITH ANYBODY'S LIFE, and don't allow anybody to interfere with your life. Be individualistic. I am not a socialist, I am not a communist. I believe in the individual. I am absolutely an unashamed individualist.

I was moving around the country, I was moving among the masses for many years, but I was surprised to see the fact that THE MASSES TRY TO MANIPULATE YOU. Rather than learning anything from you, rather than taking anything from you, they try to manipulate you....

IF YOU WANT TO BECOME A SAINT OF THE MASSES, you can become one only in THEIR way. I am not interested in anybody else's way. I have found my way and my goal. I only allow people here who are ready to understand me and who are no longer obsessed with wanting to control me or are obsessed with wanting to be controlled by me. I am a free man, and I confer freedom on you. MY SANNYAS IS A DECLARATION OF FREEDOM. It is not a discipline; it is a freedom.

Ecstasy - The Forgotten Language
Ch #6: Trust your nature
am in Buddha Hall

jueves, 26 de julio de 2012



THERE IS AN ANCIENT PARABLE in the East that a newly-recruited devil came running to the old master, the Great Devil, perspiring, huffing and puffing. He said, "What are you doing here smoking Havana cigars? Are you not aware that ONE MAN ON THE EARTH HAS FOUND THE TRUTH? If he spreads it to the people, our whole business will be destroyed!"

The old devil went on smoking and smiling. He said, "Don't be worried, my son. You are new -- you don't know our strategies. MY PRIESTS HAVE ALREADY REACHED THERE; they are surrounding the man. Now they will not let anything reach to the people uninterpreted.

"They are my servants, but they will pretend to be his priests. They will write his books, they will interpret his philosophy. They will make a church, and they will convert people. They will not allow anybody to reach to the man directly -- WE DON'T ALLOW ANYBODY TO REACH TO TRUTH DIRECTLY. Everybody has to go via the right channel, and the right channel is the priest. And all the priests are my employees, so you don't be worried. Quiet down. Have a Havana cigar."

The new devil said, "This is strange, because I saw there many very saintly looking people sitting around the man."

The old devil said, "Yes, they are my people -- very expert. It has happened many times: many people have found truth, but my priests have always spoiled it. Truth has never been able to reach to the people; WHAT REACHES TO THE PEOPLE IS DISTORTION."

Socrates Poisoned Again After 25 Centuries
Ch #10: Pope the polack is the antichrist

jueves, 3 de julio de 2008

Otras vidas

Rostros de otras vidas aparecen en mi presente. ¿Impresiones, sensaciones o bien acontecimientos entrelazados de muchas vidas? Nunca he pensado entretenerme mucho sobre el tema de vidas pasadas aunque crea en la reincarnación, pero cada vez más creo ver cosas que me recuerdan algo lejano ya vivido o visto de algún modo. En mis sueños la vida me acompaña, me envia mensajes, hablo con mi subconciente y con la conciencia colectiva a la vez. Me sorprendo de lo complejo (quizás para el ser humano) pero perfecto que es todo, me queda mucho por ver y entender pero creo que empiezo a ver el comienzo de la gran pelicula de la vida y de nuestro tránsito hacia otra dimensión. Este sí que es un gran viaje, el viaje hacia el autodescubrimiento, la armonía, la paz verdadera, el amor y la luz. Soy consciente de que esto requerirá muchos esfuerzos, probablemente se levantarán conflictos internos y externos, sacrificios con uno mismo y hacia los demás. Por esto me aparecen rostros de otros tiempos, personas con las que puedo tener conexiones kármicas, que me recuerdan lo que tengo que ver y rectificar en mi misma, lo que me ha llevado muchas vidas a repetir lo mismo sin poder llegar a sentirme plena. Creo que un nuevo mundo sea posible, es solo cuestión de centrarse aunque sea agradable pensar en otras vidas y vivir el presente con concentranción, entrega y compromiso.